If you own a single-family home and find an issue with plumbing, homeowners have full control of their situation since they’re in charge of fixing anything that goes wrong on their end when it comes down to repairs or modifications needed for issues such as this one. The answer to our condo leak problem is not as simple. But what do we say if water damage has resulted from the leak? Ownership means “owning” just those spaces between walls – from floorboards up through ceilings.
So if you do find a leaking wall pipe in your condo, who is responsible for fixing the damage and paying for repairs? It depends. Specifically, it all depends on what actually caused water damage in your condo association or home unit. Your condominium will have insurance to cover common areas like hallways; however you are required as an individual homeowner with private coverage (such as through Homeowners’ Association Insurance) which can help pay out if anything happens inside of one’s residence- be it flooring, walls, etc.
Water leaks can happen at any time, here’s what to look for:
Discolored areas – Leaky water pipes inside walls can cause spots of discoloration to appear.
Mold in areas where you didn’t expect to find it – Mold in damp areas like bathrooms isn’t that surprising. We’ve probably all seen it at some point in our lives. However, black or brown mold elsewhere in your house could be the sign a leaky pipe.
Wet areas – Obviously, a wet wall could mean a leaking pipe. However, keep in mind that the leak might not be directly behind the damp area. The water from leaking pipes can emerge and travel down the pipe before it eventually comes into contact with your drywall.
Peeling paint or wallpaper
Warped or discolored floor or ceiling – Is your drywall, ceiling, or floor warped? Does your floor feel spongy when you walk on it? These are signs of a water leak.
A musty smell – Just because you don’t see any water damage doesn’t mean it’s not there. Sometimes just the smell is enough to alert you.
Pools of water – Have you determined they aren’t coming from appliances? If so, you might have a leaky water pipe.
Dripping sounds – Do you hear the sound of dripping water when you turn off the faucet or shower? You might have a pipe that’s leaking water.
High water bill – This won’t tell you where a leak is located. However, it’s a strong indication you probably have one.
If you are noticing any of the above in your Florida condo, contact Blue Works at 877-258-3664 to video inspect the pipe and locate the leak. Detecting and analyzing the current condition of the leaking pipe are the first steps towards the permanent solution.